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, well people under him certainly should have known. when rebekah brooks, his right-hand woman in britain, who gave me my job, she was feature editor and i was looking at the same books we both had. we were spending $4,000 pounds a week on you know, private investigators. doing these kind of practices. it's just extraordinary if she was the department boss who then moved up to to be editor. how could you not notice an expense of over 100,000 a year on this kind of thing and not even ask what it's for. her position is ludicrous. even worse than that, for her to turn round and initially andy could youson turn around and say we didn't know about it, it was a rogue reporter acting on his own and now five reporters have been arrested, i've been invited into scotland yard to be arrested three times and they were still saying, we didn't know. it was just the reporters acting on their own. >> rupert murdoch and his son james and rebekah brooks have agreed to testify tuesday at a hearing on the scandal. stay tuned to cnn. >>> a government plan that actually worked? how do you shutdown one of the n
happened in britain, and that would be, in fact, a violation of the law, and i think the fact they are lawyering up says they take the letter senator rockefeller and i wrote very seriously. and you asked my interests, i'm a senior member of the commerce committee and jay rockefeller is a wonderful chairman of the committee and we have teamed up here, we have oversight over the communications and mergers, news mergers, so that's why we are very concerned here. >> you mentioned in your letter, les hinton specifically, at "the wall street journal" and it's that kind of cross fert lieization of the personnel that starts to become very worrying, doesn't it? >> it's very worrying, that's why we wrote to this independent oversight committee that was a condition of the sale when "the wall street journal," dow jones company, which owns "the wall street journal," when that sale went through, one of the conditions by the family who owned "the wall street" was they set up this independent committee, and the whole idea was to ensure the integrity of "the wall street journal," so what did t
by the phone-hacking scandal which refuses to die down. rupert murdoch wants do create britain's largest media company by buying the 60.9% of bskyb shares that his company doesn't already own. he's been called to testify in front of lawmakers for investigating phone hacking at three of his four papers. his son james and news international ceo rebekah brooks will also testify on july 19. on tuesday london police officers publicly answered questions about this scandal. assistant commissioner john yates said he regretted his decision to not pursue inquiries of breaches back in 2009. nina? >> pauline, police carrying out the current inquiry at the moment are saying they're examining thousands of pages of evidence as a result. we should also mention that only 170 people have actually been told that they have been targeted during this alleged hacking. that's just a fraction of what may be the real total. that's today's big number we're focusing on at the moment. 3,870, that's the total number of possible hacking victims whose details were found in those notes seized by a private investigator working
chapter is what it's called here. britain's duchess of cambridge and her grandmother-in-law, the queen, took a tour of the royal exhibition at buckingham palace. it's the cake perfectly preserved. look at this. these are the earrings worn by then kate middleton on her wedding day. but then the big thing, the star of the show, the dress. look at that. the super secretive wedding dress. there it is. it's been shown off now. and cnn's aisha is in london for us. >> reporter: it was a wedding meticulously choreographed down to the balcony kiss. from the guest list to the most guarded secret of all -- the dress. sarah burton of alexander mcqueen received the commission of her career, fashioning the ivory and satin wedding ensemble. a skirt made of silk tool and a train measuring nearly three meters. sarah burton earned high marks from the design world. for most of us, the best view of catherine's dress was probably on television. when her dress goes on public display here at buckingham palace, visitors will be able to walk all the way around it to see the intricate details for themselves. >>
. bringing a fresh new look to britain's future monarchy. >> i do believe that the tour of canada and the united states of america is the beginning of a real change for the royal family. >> reporter: well, it's canada day here. huge crowds have turned out for the festivities hoping to catch a glimpse of william and kate. they've already charmed english speaking canada but their next slightly more significant challenge will be to win over french canada. i've no doubt william and kate have been practicing their french overnight. >> nbc news has produced a dvd of the event, the ceremony, the procession, the highlight, balcony kiss, just head to today.com. >>> coming up next, the good, the bad and the best bet when it comes to your favorite carnival food. >>> and then we've got one more hit from pitbull right after these messages. ♪ ♪ i'd do anything for you dear ♪ anything cause you mean everything to me ♪ ♪ i'd know that i'd go anywhere ♪ ♪ for your smile ♪ anywhere ♪ yes i'd do anything ♪ anything for you ♪ has twice the calcium of the leading yogurt. that's 5
this scandal and the deputy prime minister here in britain gave an interview at the bbc this morning saying they must come clean with what they knew. jenna? >> this is far from over. thank you very much. >>> chris jansing is at the news desk with more of today's headlines. >> good morning, everyone. we begin in los angeles where karcarmageddon has turned out te carmaheaven. good morning, aditi. >> it seems that drivers are heeding warnings and staying off the roads through the weekend. they have shut down ten miles of the 405 freeway, the notoriously busy freeway while they demolish half a bridge in a road widening project. they had no major reports of problems on the roads. lax said no delays at the airport. the 405 is a lifeline in the area and one of the busiest roads in the country. now, billboards have been up for months warning drivers about the closure. the road is expected to be back up and running tomorrow morning at 5:00. chris? >> thank you so much. >>> on saturday president obama met with the dalai lama for 45 minutes. while the president praised his nonviolent efforts, he also
sky television in britain which is controlled by news corp, so those two entities are very important to have the image of impartiality and so far they've done well on that. >> rupert murdoch has given one exclusive international at this point to his own paper "wall street journal." does he need to expand that, does he need to go to someone that's seen as a more impartial paper to tell his story to get this out of the way for him in. >> you're almost asking me to be a crisis consultant and mon what rupert murdoch needs to do but clearly giving an international to "wall street journal" is the safest thing he could do at this point and i don't think people took it as seriously as they might have say if he had gone to "new york times" or "the guardian" which has done excellent coverage in britain. >> he goes to british parliament on tuesday. will he be contrite? what tone will he set? >> yes, this is his contrition tour so he will be contrite, responsive as possible, given his legal exposure, and it will be a whole new rupert murdoch, one that we haven't seen ever, because he's trying to
scandal in britain is spreading to the united states. >>> and the republican reaction to the president's comments in an interview with scott pelley. , >>> well, the situation seems to look worse by the day for media mogul rupert murdoch and the phone hacking scandal in britain. this morning, new pressure for him to drop his plans to buy a broadcasting company and push for judicial inquiry into the hacking controversy. we'll go to london for the latest in a bit. first we welcome you back to "the early show." i'm chris wragge in new york with erica hill. >> the language is becoming more clear, perhaps more concrete for the rest of us, during the ongoing debates in washington. first the president says millions of dollars in benefits may not go out next month and the threat of national default. many see this as a game of political chicken. many americans are growing weary of the game. cbs news evening anchor scott pelley sat down for a one on one with president obama tuesday. he joins us with more from washington. good morning again. >> although it appears democrats and republicans come to
allegations in the phone hacking scandal in britain. tabloid reporters are accused of targeting the royal flame and a former prime minister and there are questions about why a more thorough investigation was not done. cbs news correspondent elizabeth palmer is in london with more for us today. good morning, elizabeth. >> good morning, chris. well, specifically britain wants to know why the first investigation into the news of the world hacking was shut down after just two people were arrested. which now appears to have been just the tip of the iceberg. senior police officers are being grilled this morning by a government committee. in the hot seat the deputy head of london's police force, john yates, who in 2009 refused to reopen an investigation into the news of the world. a decision he now admits was wrong. >> i would have made different decisions. >> reporter: yesterday "the guardian" newspaper reported there was evidence "the news of the world" had tried to buy a confidential list of the royal familiar lip's phone numbers from some of the police officers detailed to protect them. and
or counting calories based off of your blood type. interesting stuff. >> also have details on britain's second royal wedding in the last few weeks taking place this morning. i didn't know that until this morning in the second royal wedding. did you? >> second round listen i'm always on it. everything london it consumes me. we've also been consumed on a more serious note by a week of very good news for amanda knox and her family. knox in seattle is serving 26 years in italian prison for murder. she believes she is one step closer to murder. dna experts say crucial pieces of evidence were mishandled. this morning prosecutors get a chance to poke holes in testimony. nick piza correspondent for "the daily news" in london is in perugia, italy. good morning to you. >> reporter: a bit of a slow start because the prosecutors in the defense were arguing over the best way how to take hold of the independent report from the two experts we heard earlier this week. amanda knox is in court again as the 24-year-old american continues to appeal her conviction for murder. today is the prosecution's turn to exa
are a modern royal couple hoping to live as normal a life as they can. bringing a fresh new look to britain's future monarchy. >> i do believe that the tour of canada and the united states of america is the beginning of a real change for the royal family. >> reporter: well, it's canada day here. people are already turning out for the festivities and of course with the hope of catching a glimpse of william and kate. they may have already charmed english-speaking canada, but their next and more significant challenge will be french canada. >> sounds like you better brush up on your french, ben fogle. [ speaking french ]. >> we'll make due. good luck to you. by the way, if you want to relive the royal wedding, nbc news has put together a dvd of the event. the ceremony procession, the balcony kiss. for more on this, go to our website, today.com. >>> we will talk about why the defense rested in the casey anthony trial without calling her to testify and what it was like to live in the anthony family home. we'll talk exclusive to casey's one-time bodyguard. >>> but first, this is "today" on nbc. >>
company news corp. has been bogged down in a phone-hacking and bribery scandal in great britain. cnn obtained a copy of the "new york post" memos circulated yesterday, which suggest the scandal may be a concern in the u.s. as well. >>> warren jeffs acting as his own attorney, causing a commotion in court. during testimony yesterday, he interrupted witnesses for the prosecution, saying god will bring sickness and death against people who prosecute his church. the polygamous sect leader is being tried on two counts of sexual assault of a child. you can hear what our legal guys have to say about this case next hour. >>> and there's a lot of disappointment in texas after what was supposed to be tropical storm don made landfall. it came ashore as a tropical depression, but it wasn't the rainmaker folks were hoping for. cnn's rob marciano is in corpus christi for us. >> reporter: well, here we are. the morning after the landfall of tropical storm don and it's been a huge bust and disappointment all the way around. i've never been involved with a tropical cyclone where so many people onshor
, where i come from in britain. and it seems that without the cameras we don't lose anything. but you do lose something here in america. because it tends to turn these trials into a soap opera. >> well, you know, i believe in freedom of speech. i believe in so much that surrounds that. but i will tell you personally, i found it very awkward and disturbing. for example, i would be having conversations and in the evening i would see that there were lip readers and people who were body language experts going on television saying this was what appears to have been said, this is what was meant when this attorney moved this way, my client turned her head a certain way. imagine being on television for 400 or 500 hours of a trial. it's incredibly stressful. and i think also very stressful for the witnesses who knew that as they spoke, every word they said was being televised. and i think it couldn't help but affect maybe not so much what they said but how they said it. i found it extremely, extremely difficult. >> tell me this, dorothy. what is your gut feeling about what happened to caylee anth
corp. is at the center of the scandal related to alleged phone hacking in britain. "the post's" editor says the documents are being preserved, quote, in light of what has gone on in london at "news of the world." >>> well, also, we are having open tryouts right here on cnn for a new meteorologist. take a look. how do you think this guy's going to do? fabio's fabulous weather report is coming your way. it's eight past the hour. stay with me. i remember the days before copd. my son and i never missed opening day. but with copd making it hard to breathe, i thought those days might be over. so my doctor prescribed symbicort. it helps significantly improve my lung function, starting within 5 minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. with symbicort, today i'm breathing better, and that means... game on! symbicort is for copd, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. it should not be taken more than twice a day. symbicort may increase your risk of lung infections, osteoporosis, and some eye problems. tell your doctor if you have a heart condition or high bloo
it was britain's prime minister. david cameron faced his critics but will he keep his address? >>> and in somalia, millions of children facing starvation. will help reach them in time? a look at the face of famine. >>> then after months of name calling and finger pointing, where's the deal? no, not the debt ceiling, the other deal americans care about. are you ready for some football? >>> we have a lot going on tonight. emergency meetings at the white house appear to have fallen flat. the president today met separately with democratic and republican leaders, part of the seemingly endless effort to raise the debt ceiling before the clock runs out. the republican leadership left the white house a short time ago and our own white house correspondent is there. jessica, what on earth is going on? >> what's going on is meetings, process, discussion. so far no action. we are now less than two days away from the white house's own self-imposed time for a deal. and now they are saying it's time to stop pushing for a major deficit reduction package and find the easiest path forward to raise the ceiling and
hacked by news corps newspaper. the allegations are already under investigation in britain where the scandal began. >>> the struggling oprah winfrey network is getting a new ceo, oprah winfrey. she'll take the top post this fall. and she's combining the new los angeles-based channel with her chicago-based production company, harpo studios. winfrey says she wants to "unleash the full potential of the network". >>> parents in some cases should lose custody of their severely obese children. that's a suggestion from a doctor and researcher at harvard university. they say the move may be justifiable because of the health risks to the child and the parents' chronic failure to address them. their controversial idea is in the journal of american medical association. >>> and harry potter and the death lay hall lows part 2 has already racked in $25 million in the u.s. and it hasn't even opened yet. it's all from presales. the movie opens friday. >> i want to see the movie in 3d, though. >> i do, too, actually. >>> time now for the ridiculist. tonight we're adding a guy who i like to call t
. the difference between government and private enterprise. >> unlike in britain where you have the class system, depending where you went to school and what your parents did and who you were bred into, that is often how you get on in life. in america, i spent four or five years immersing myself in this culture. class system is based on hard work, success and achievement. not surprising to me the people governing the country pander to that by this rhetoric everything has to make a profit. that's the way you have a yardstick of success here, isn't it? >> if you're talking about social mobility, that is always defined as the american dream. the ability of one generation to do better than the generation that spawned them. that was something always quintessentially american. we're tenth in the american dream right now, tenth in social mobility compared to other countries around the world which is like sweden coming in 10th in swedish meatballs. it'sjust a shame. >> and donald trump, i know your views on the presidency campaign were strident. i like him. when he was lashing into china, i thought he m
to pollution. >>> the duke and duchess of cambridge are back in britain after a whirlwind visit to california. prince william and princess catherine left on a british airways flies after spending three days in los angeles. they wrapped up their trip at job fair for veterans where the prince spoke out about his respect for the military. >> in my mind it's one of the most important. this is because it's about men and women choose to put their life on line for their countries. >>> earlier in the day royal couple got their hands dieter at this while playing with paint and putty during a children's art program in downtown los angeles. this was the first official trip as newlyweds which begin in canada. >> dealing with jury duty summons got easier in contra costa county. the superior court has launched a new website for potential jurors to use when they need to request to be excused. you have to submit your request five days before your appearance date. we have a link to the website on our site at abc7news.com under see it on tv. >>> it's 5:25. flames rip through a portable classroom in daly city.
phone-hacking scandal out of britain. nbc's chapman bell joins us from london with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. a huge development in this case. just a short time ago we learned that former editor of "news of the world" rebekah brooks was arrested in connection with the investigation. brooks was just until last week a senior executive for rupert murdoch's media empire. she's being questioned on suspicion of conspireing to intercept communication. it comes as this scandal continues to spread. issuing a fresh apology in some of the uk's other papers including "the sunday times" his remaining sunday publication, putting right what's gone wrong, promising to compensate those effected and full cooperation with the police. for those involved, there's no place to hide. but what has gone wrong for the media mogul? the most recent fallout from the hacking scandal, two chief executives of news corp., but more could be in line. scotland yard has come under heat. sir paul steephenson answered questions. >> i have not acted inappropriately. >> reporter: police deny any wr
kate middleton wore when she became the wife of britain's prince william. now record-setting crowds are taking a peek early this saturday morning, july 23, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to an already steaming new york city this saturday morning. 108 degrees today. ugh. i'm russ mitchell. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. it hits you like a brick wall out there. we're going to be joined by new york mayor bloomberg. he will be with us to discuss the first gay marriages to take place here in new york tomorrow. for him, it's personal. he'll be officiating two of his top aides who are getting married tomorrow. all three will be joining us coming up a little later in the program. >> we're going to begin with fire in a youth camp, killing at least 84 people. cbs news correspondent jeff glor is in oslo with the latest. jeff, good morning. >>> russ, good morning to you. norway woke to the full scope of this tragedy. today as the death toll rose dramatically overnight. many of the deaths as you mention at a campground 60 miles north of here. >> 600 kids on this small island. and police now
america and britain is this, that the tightness of the establishment in britain is just -- it's just such a different thing. i lived and worked in london for a number of years and people here can't really get their head around what a small incestuous world it is. a much smaller world where a small city runs, media, all went to one of two colleges and everybody knows each other. in this case, the complicity of the establishment, the political establishment, the journalistic establishment, the law enforcement establishment, hoe they are all in one way or another were in on this is in some ways the bigger story than murdoch himself. it was the culture that created this entire environment. >> exactly. >> chuck, another "time" article. "conspiracy of two." >> we got the wrong guy. >> oh, it's cantor now. >> actually, he's on the other side. >> exactly. so let's talk about what's going on on capitol hill. they're back and forth. we've been saying here, republicans need to step forward with a deal. at the same time, the democrats haven't put a budget together. this is a mess. how does it ge
.s., not just britain, which is, obviously, one of the main reasons why we are watching this so closely. >> right. exactly. a lot going on here. i think actually what is probably important to consider is the legal liabilities or the possibilities of lawsuits, the possibilities of millions and billions going out for settlements, that is weighing down -- that is weighing down his wealth in a big way because that weighs down the shares of his company. as you point out they spend hundreds of millions of dollars settling with other victims and alleged victims of alleged phone hackings and that is weighing down the company and it's also weighing down their ability to take tern steps. let's say they decided newspapers are 3% of our review knews and causing 99% of our headaches and perhaps we should consider selling them and that would appease our critics but you can't get a lot for them when there is this overhang of liability, legal liability tied to each one of those properties and assets. >> jeffrey mccrackin, stay with us. rupert murdoch about to testify and we are going to take it live. a
the stalemate in washington d.c. coming up later here on "the early show." here's chris. >>> britain's phone hacking scandal reached the u.s., in washington there's word an fbi investigation is under way into whether 9/11 victims were targeted in the phone hackings. whit johnson has the story in a moment. >>> in london a top executive in rupert murdoch's news corp has resigned. cbs correspondent dana lewis in london with more. >> reporter: the murdochs appear to be in full retreat. james murdoch statements acknowledges wrongdoing. his company will take out full newspaper ads apologizing to the nation. james murdoch arrived at the london headquarters of news international silent. within hours rebekah brooks his chief executive resigned. for 22 years, rupert murdoch last week showed his public support during a phone hacking and bribery scandal of his "news of the world" she's been embroiled in as far back as 200037. >> have you paid police for information? >> i have paid the police for information in the past. >> reporter: parliamentarians, they indicated they won't be an
of possible victims involved in that hacking scandal in britain could be in the thousands. this morning one celebrity who says he was a target, hugh grant, speaks out in a live interview. >>> and we need aboat. a huge 18-foot-long saltwater crocodile leaps out of the river to the delight and terror of tourists. and the photographer who took the picture says it's no croc d the picture says it's no croc d day. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. boy, the gloves are off in washington. the move could be more today because the president and top congressional leaders are going to go back to the negotiating table yet again. >> that's right. the republicans were not at all happy with the president's comment on tuesday. now senator mitch mcconnell has offered that last chance option. we're going to tell you what he is offering straight ahead. >>> also this morning matt, it was a deadly crash that made national headlines. a woman who police say was drunk and high killed herself, her daughter, thre
? are they sounded by press in the same way they are in great britain? >> well, they're not hounded in their private time, but there are a lot of camera clicks as they go around their daily business. the photographers here are as numerous as the journalists. actually kate said last night at the media reception it was a refreshing change to be walking around and having a chat without having lots of flash bulbs going off in her face. that's par for the course. she knows for these ten days she is very much public property and the press wants her every second of the tour. >> people just can't seem to get enough of them. thank you so much. as you said, happy independence day. i didn't know whether to say that the you. >> now, that's fine. re when in rome. >>> if you want to relivehe royal wednesdaying, we have the entire event. for details go to our website today.com. (crickets chirping) [female announcer] looks like everybody's at our biggest sale of the year: the petsmart power sale. save big on thousands of items. and save $3 on all iams® dog food. only at petsmart. this 4th of july, celebrate the re
in great britain. >> would you like a piece of toast? >> thank you, no. i'm okay. >> bianna? >> i wond fir the goo goo dolls sang this song. >> the goo goo dolls would be mortified to sing this. sounds like a classic. >> sounds like a lot of things. >>> lots of things to get to. meanwhile, teens and birth control. it is a discussion held in millions of american homes. how early is too early to start? elisabeth hasselbeck with that story coming up for parents and when to start thinking about the pill. >> and the whole dress that the whole world was waiting to see. how you can get an up close look at kate middleton's famous bridal gown. let's turn to lara spencer in the park with all the latest there. hey, lara. >> good morning to you, elizabeth and josh. good morning, everybody. it is warm out here. that signal that it is bikini season, and we women will go to great lengths. what happens when we put one of our correspondents on the baby food diet? we'll tell you. josh, i think there's a whole baby goo-goo theme going on in central park. >> well done. i just don't want to be on that diet eve
dish of 200 calories or less. >>> couple of new developments in britain's phone hacking scandal this morning. news corporation owned by rupert murdoch announced it is dropping a bid to buy a broadcasting company after growing opposition from lawmakers. in the meantime, today, prime minister david cameron vowed to investigate whether phone hackers targeted 9/11 victims. >>> thousands turn out in afghanistan for the funeral of ahmed wali karzai. the president went openly during that burial. climbing inside the grave to help move his brother's body at one point. karzai was mureded yesterday by a trusted family guard. on the way to the the funeral two roadside bombs was the target but no one hurt. >>> a second memorial service tonight in michigan for betty ford who died friday at 93 was mourned at funeral services yesterday in palm desert, california. among those attending first ladies rosalynn carter and michelle obama and nancy reagan and former president george w. bush was also there. >>> the national league in the all-star game won for the second year in a row. the brewers princ
are reportedly expanding their investigation into conduct here. the other in great britain. rupert murdoch's son is being challenged for claims he made to members of parliament. let's start there with atika shubert in london. james murdoch said, as far as he knew, the phone hacking was a single rogue reporter. but two former executives are denying that. >> reporter: that's right. this all hinges on one particular e-mail. basically, "news veof the world said this was only limited to one private investigator and one reporter but an e-mail named another reporter. this showed that it was more than just an isolated case. now, at that time, james murdoch had also authorized a payment to a phone-hacking victim for a massive amount. it was a million dollars which is very unusual. what he said in parliament he had authorized this payment thinking it was the only isolated case. now, what the former lawyer for "news of the world" and the former editor are saying that's not true. in fact, they showed him that e-mail before he authorized that payment and it's important because it may show an attempt to try a
. the 27-year-old's publicist and friend tells britain's "the sun" newspaper, winehouse died alone in her bed. many are speculating her death is connected to her well chronicled substance abuse. mementos from mourners continue to pile up outside her london apartment. >>> a string of suspicious fires in california over the weekend. police are searching for an arsonist they believe set as many as 18 fires in north hollywood. the fires began in cars and spread to nearby buildings. police say no one has been hurt. >>> by the laws of the state of new york, i now pronounce you married. you may seal your vows with a kiss. >> and the wedding bells ringing nonstop since same-sex couples could legally marry in new york state. you're looking at the first couple to marry in new york city. phyllis and connie. they tied the knot at city clerk's office as a crowd of onlookers cheered. >> it was just so amazing. it's the only way i can describe it. i lost my breath and a few tears. it's indescribable. >> a handful of protesters gathered across the state claiming governor cuomo redefine marriage without g
another royal wedding in britain. the queen's eldest granddaughter is getting married this weekend in what's sure to be a more down to earth affair than the last one we saw. we'll have the latest on the ceremony from scot land. >>> and we have one of the most popular bands of all time standing by for a huge summer concert. journey will be live on our plaza a little later on. >> a lot to get to, but let's begin with the debt ceiling crisis and its impact on wall street. cn cnbc's melissa francis is watching the markets. good morning. apparently the markets do not like cliffhangers. >> no, absolutely not. traders are saying this morning it's time to consider the unthinkable, and that's that a deal in washington may not coming to. we saw the dow drop right out of the gate this morning. all through this crisis i've been talking to investors and ceos across the country and they've said they're not worried about it, a deal will come together at the last minute. when i skds, what's your contingency plan, most have said, i don't have one. now we're down to crunch time and the market is getting ner
wedding in britain? the queen's eldest granddaughter is getting married this weekend in what will probably be a more down to earth affair. the latest on that ceremony from scotland coming up. >>> are you ready to return to the '80s? >> i still live in the '80s. >> we're really going to take you back because we have one of the most popular bands of all time standing by for a big summer concert. >> journey out on the plaza. they're going to be performing on what is a stage that is still drying out from overnight rain. we're happy about that. see them in our 8:30 half hour. >>> let's begin with the debt ceiling crisis in washington. kelly o'donnell has been covering this story. she's got the latest this morning. kelly, good morning. >> good morning, ann. from delayed to potentially derailed, is that where we are this morning? hours and hours went by overnight when house speaker john boehner and his leadership team were trying to get a handful of their own members to go along, to come together on a solution to raise the debt ceiling and to cut spending. but they are nowhere. so now we know tha
's a fascinating story. the murdochs basically drew a line in the sand at the hearings in britain a couple days ago. there's a lot of terrible things going on, a lot of people are culpable, but we didn't know about it. they did a good job i thought. the problem with the story, it's got to stand up. if it stands up, they escape. if it doesn't, they're in big trouble. some of the executives blamed, are saying, hey, we told james murdoch, james murdoch didn't understand why they paid people off, he was new at the job, he agreed to go along with it. the legal manager and the former editor of the "news of the world," two very senior executives at news international have issued aut!ñ statement say that's not true, we actually briefed him in detail on, he knew exactly what was happening. it's not clear if that's the sort of start or trend and people are concerned and say the murdochs got it all wrong and they were lying basically to parliament, then they're in big trouble. >> with all you know and your experience, you working in the community, do the murdoch statements align with what you've heard about
don't think we have gotten to the bottom of this deal that great britain and scotland signed off on. i think the united states in a wink, signed off as well. it's a disgrace. >> it hasn't smelled right since then. he's still up and around. let's turn to sports now. i know you watched the end of the game. you were up late. >> i did. >> a wild night in atlanta. the ninth inning. a guy on third. great call from the dugout as the braves pitch out and catch mike mchenry at third. they sniff out the squeeze. extra innings. bases loaded in the 12th. in the 16th now. pittsburgh rips it down the line. look at the rookie. a nice leaping catch there. a couple pirates screaming for an end. way past their bedtime. a base hit wins it for atlanta. nice play. we are tied at three. 19th inning, folks getting a little strange. they are all the beer cups he could find at turner field. here is the play at the plate. julio tries to score. it appears he's out by five feet. he never touched the plate. >> oh, my god! >> the umpire calls him safe. safe. >> he wants to go home. >> he wanted to get back to the h
of journalism that has rocked britain and captured the attention of much of the world so while, you know, rupert murdoch and to some lesser extent his son james didn't give much up here in thames of knowing about about seemingly anything going on in their corporation, they are also on trial in the court of public opinion and there, i think, rupert murdoch not only said that he wasn't responsible. he defended rebekah brooks. he defended les hinton, the former dow jones ceo who also resigned last friday, and he said he had been betrayed by unname other employees. it was not overall an impressive performance. >> we mo this has to be costing news corp. millions. how much of a liability is it to keep rupert murdoch where he is right now? >> i don't know if the liability is to rupert murdoch but it is his leadership. i think he has to stay and use others as a human shield for as long as he can. he's been a liability in many ways if you look at the value of property for so many years. but when is news corporation going to get out and do the top to bottom investigation not just of their british publicat
in great britain. >>> prime minister david cameron is expected to meet milly dowler's family today, the girl kidnapped and murdered back in 2002. her parents are suing murdoch's paper "news of the world" over allegations that her phone was hacked and her voice mails deleted giving her parents the false hope she was deleting the voice mails, meaning she was still alive. but the scandal getting bigger by the minute. dan rivers will join us live from london at 6:40 eastern with the update. >>> to politics and the high stakes stalemate over increasing the nation's debt limit. the clock is ticking. we're now just 21 days from an august 2nd deadline to avoid a disastrous government default. president obama and congressional leaders from both parties will meet again this afternoon after nearly two-hour session at the white house yesterday. the president upping the ante in the debt showdown saying without a deal, millions of seniors and veterans might not receive their benefit checks. republicans call that a scare tactic. meantime the senate's top republican floated a backup plan that woul
of buzz in the papers. and it involves another relationship with the mom of a slain girl in britain? >> yeah, it does. this stuff continues to drip out. sarah pane was the mother of a murdered british girl and it turns out now that her phone was targeted by a private investigator who was working for the news of the world which as you know has been closed down with this whole crisis that has happened over the phone hacking scandal. sarah became a pretty prominent activist after her daughter was murdered. she's saying she can't believe that this has happened and in the very last edition of news of the world, she actually even wrote a column for them and said amid all the criticism, news of the world has been a force for good. the police have confirmed that she was a target of phone hacking. she also had a very close relationship with rebekah brooks, former editor of "news of the world" and former executive of news enter natiint. the yardi guardian newspaper reads fresh test for friendship. it says one woman was an ambitious young tabloid editor, the other a grieving mother who had jus
winehouse being laid to rest in britain. a family spokesman says a small, private funeral is planned. early autopsy results on winehouse's body were inconclusive. police are hoping toxicology results will help determine the cause of death. the 27-year-old singer was found dead in her london apartment on saturday. winehouse shot to stardom several years ago but her enormous talent was often overshadowed by her drug problem and erratic behavior. her record has soared on-sites. >> her album "back to black" where songs like "rehab," sales are skyrocketing of them. >>> starting today, locker rooms will be open, the season is saved and the teams can start making moves. today the nfl players and owners agreed to a new ten-year labor deal. someone agreed to a deal. on ending the four and a half month lockout. the players association head said the changes make football better and safer. the teams will cram a month's worth of work into a week. this is volunteary training. teams can make trades and sign draft picks. cutting people right and left. teams can begin signing the 545 free agents out there.
of his media empire shut down over the weekend amid outrage in britain. another victim is hugh grant and said the scandal is important to america too. >> rupert murdoch does own an enormous amount of your media and some of your newspapers. and i think people need to ask themselves, you know, who is this man who owns such a large part of our media. i think, you know, when you hear some of the new allegations about who the "news of the world" was phone hacking that may include and i stretch it's allegations at this stage, some of the 9/11 victims, well, i don't know, that may strike a chord with americans. >> and this morning more fallout from the scandal with word that news international's legal manager has left the company. >>> parents who want healthier food options for their children are getting some help today. at least 19 major restaurant chains are announcing they're putting more fruits and vegetables on the children's menu along with whole grains and low fat dairy items. restaurants also say they will do more to promote healthier food options. >>> america has a new medal of hon
across the world. as of britain's parliament, the result to get to the bottom. phone hacking scandal, they have a summer recess until september 5, but it isn't over for rupert murdoch by a long shot. >> the long-term effect on news corp. are difficult to see. mistakes were clearly made. it's cost him a lot of money. >> reporter: and it may cost more. calpers, the biggest pension fund in the u.s. called for a reform of news corp., for their support, too, from a bigger outside investor, prince al walal who says the company remains a valuable and long-term investment. as to the glimpse of the murdoch marriage provided by wendi's dramatic leap, it revealed more, how they met. >> she interpreted to me as we went around china and, you know, who wouldn't fall in love with a beautiful woman like her? >> reporter: murdoch's marriage grabbed the headlines. murdoch's marriage grabbed the headlines and no one is under any illusions. the substance hasn't changed. murdoch's empire is threatened by the deepening british investigation. >> just the beginying of all of the questions. martin fletcher i
, these messages. ñ÷ñññ >>> back now at 7:50. britain's best-selling tabloid "news of the world" issues the final edition on sunday amid the widening phone hacking scandal. nbc's stephanie goss is in london with the latest. >> rupert murdoch bought "news of the world" but it has been loved by readers and feared by the politicians, celebrities and royals that it has regularly exposed. in its final edition editors asked the reading public not to judge the paper by this scandal but instead by its years in print. with the ink barely dry on the final edition of "the news of the world" rupert murdoch traveled to the uk to manage the damage control personally. on display his so far unqualified support from rebecca brooks, former editor of the paper and now a trusted executive at news corp. smiles for the cameras but calls for hooks to resign are growing louder. one of the most damaging allegations the paper faces is a phone hacking of a 13-year-old murder victim. charismatic redhead was editor of "news of the world "account at the time. >> if she goes that puts a spotlight on rupert murdoch's son james
of britain's parliament today about the tabloid phone hacking scandal that threatens his empire. while an early whistle blower in the scandal is discovered dead. we're live in london with the dramatic developments. >>> california dreamin? new information suggests casey anthony may have flown to the golden state after her release from jail. as one witness from her trial claims the prosecution knowingly withheld evidence that could have helped the defense. >>> and belles of the ball. the u.s. soccer team may have come up short in the world cup, but they're number one in our hearts today and we've got them all in our studio on this hearts today and we've got them all in our studio on this tuesday, july 19th, 2011 captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news, in this is "today" with matt lauer and ann curry, live from studio 1 a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome, i'm ann curry. >> and i'm matt lauer. and boy, what a day it's going to be for rupert murdoch, hauled in front of parliament. he'll be answering questions about the phone hacking scandal about his tabloid "news o
that murdoch chose to save her rather than one of britain's oldest newspapers. at age 80, murdoch's once bulletproof reputation has been shaken. >> the reports that this is the end of murdoch or this is the death of murdoch in a business sense are probably overstated. but it does give one pause to see a scandal of this proportion really spiral out of control. >> reporter: hacking the phones of celebrities and politicians was one thing. but harvesting the grieving voicemails of ordinary people dealing with tragedy triggered an explosion of revulsion that could not be contained. with advertisers abandoning the paper, its closing will put some 200 employees out of work and there are publish reports today that there are more arrests coming, perhaps within days, several investigations now under way. >> nbc's mike taibbi, thanks so much, mike. 7:13. once again here's david. >>> ann, thanks. it is likely to be the number one issue in the 2012 presidential election as we've been talking about it, it is the economy and the struggling job market. both president obama and the republican contenders
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